Yes here at RGDS spooky towers we thought it would be fun to go through some spooky and horror games. As we have done a few of these in the past, we decided to go a bit more modern looking at games from the late SNES and PS2 era of gaming.
So put on your best trick 'n treat garb and join us through these spooktacular video games.
So come and reach out to us on Discord and chat through with like minded people and ourselves all about Retro gaming.
Hope to see you soon.
Come join us back to the totally radical 90's, when Sega was king and taking the World by storm with all their ground breaking 3D arcade games.
The Sega Model 2 Arcade Board was special, with games such as Daytona, Sega Rally and Virtua 2 to name but a few... So come join Aaron White and Paul Driscoll as we wax lyrical about this special time in gaming and all of our hearts.
Come say hi on our RGDS (Retro Gaming Discussion Show) Discord channel for show notes and catching up with us and our listeners.
In this fantastic episode, Drisky and Kingy cover the great early period of the ZX Spectrum - 82-84. From mail order games to ones from upstart companies that became industry giants, the lads have it covered. Join in as they go through their chosen list.
The Retro Hour Podcast episode on text adventures
A Guide to ZX Spectrum Games book
Oliver Twins Website
Hey Matthew song
Rise and Fall of Imagine Documentary
ComCon configurable interface
Outro music Hey Matthew by Aaron White
Get those balls polished and join us for another fantastic episode of RGDS. Yes Kingy and Drisky are looking at games with trackballs and Spinners. So join us as we go through some all time classic games
Mayflash 300 - arcade stick: https://www.amazon.co.uk/Mayflash-F300-Arcade-Fight-Joystick/dp/B019MFPLC0/ref=sr_1_1?dchild=1&keywords=mayflash+f300&qid=1599387628&sr=8-1
Video Tour of Arcade Club: https://youtu.be/8o4ZcV0t_z8
Kensigton with Orbit Ring Trackball: https://www.amazon.co.uk/Kensington-Orbit-Mouse-ergonomic-ambidextrous-Sapphire-Blue/dp/B002Q42S4E/ref=sr_1_3?adgrpid=52572632589&dchild=1&gclid=CjwKCAjwkdL6BRAREiwA-kiczOf8fI6HiXbb3SwGJ6YHSaeIpK_e06gDta__2ObMAib8ZPhPcgAixxoCOtEQAvD_BwE&hvadid=259043908211&hvdev=c&hvlocphy=9045517&hvnetw=g&hvqmt=e&hvrand=17016366982645344268&hvtargid=kwd-316360756243&hydadcr=24354_1753692&keywords=kensington+orbital&qid=1599387744&sr=8-3&tag=googhydr-21
Atari Vault Collection on Super Sale right now on PC:
Ultimate Guide To Videogame History by Steven L Kent:https://www.amazon.co.uk/Ultimate-History-Video-Games-Pokemon-ebook/dp/B003FCVF6I/ref=sr_1_2?dchild=1&keywords=steven+l+kent&qid=1599387792&sr=8-2
Join Drisky and Kingy as they celebrate the excellent series of games in the Bubble Bobble world. The timeless classic that is Bubble Bubble is consistently on arcade players' top ten favourites and is undisputedly one of the best arcade games of all time. It spawned many other spin offs too, including the excellent Rainbow Islands.
Don't let Baron von Blubba get you, sit bat and let us make a journey to the cave of monsters!
In this episode, Aaron, Matt A & Matt L table the discussion that troubled so many gamers in the 8-bit, 16-bit and even 32-bit era. Which is better, PAL or NTSC. More importantly, what’s the difference?
If you’ve ever been confused about this eternal struggle, we’re here to help. If you don’t know your RGB from your RF, your 60HZ from your Big Black Borders, and perhaps you’re complexed why box art varies so much from region to region, don’t worry… the boys cover all this and more as they pull out the best and the worst that each gaming region has to offer.
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Music featured in this episode
- Intro: Sonic 1 (NTSC and PAL)
- PAL Intro: European Club Soccer (Title Theme)
- NTSC-J intro: Pilotwings (Rocketbelt)
- NTSC-U Intro: Mortal Kombat (MD, Title Theme)
- Outro: Midnight Resistance (MD, Level 1 theme)
Y'aar welcome to an episode themed around swashbuckling pirate games.
Join Drisky and Kingy as they go through various gaming systems and various genres within the theme.
Games features in this episode are:
Monkey Island 2
Skull & Crossbones
Join Kingy and Drisky as they turn their eye to the amazing SNES and Super Famicom and some hidden platform game gems.
Games covered are;
Super Adventure Island 2
Umihara Kawase (girl with fishing line)
Link to Pickford Bros site and Plok Comics:
Do-Re-Mi Fantasy - Milon no Dokidoki Daibouken (Elf)
Sutte Hakkun (Colour Penguin)
Zero the Kamikaze Squirrel
Join Garron and Drisky as they take you through some more classic Amiga Shooters on Volume 2 of our imaginary compilation of Amiga Shooters.
Supercade Book 2 : https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/vanburnham/supercade-a-visual-history-of-the-videogame-age-1985-2001
SEGA Announcement (FOG & Game Gear Mini) : https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=o6XBIhtFg58
Adventure Game Studio: https://www.adventuregamestudio.co.uk/
Chris Huelsbeck Remaster MP3:
Manual : https://www.lemonamiga.com/games/docs.php?id=38
Frank Sauer Website: http://francksauer.com/index.php/games/test/15-games/published-games/10-agony
Game : https://youtu.be/c35y_rBOrDY
Super Stardust CD32 : https://youtu.be/d0FDH-Wfcic
Super Stardust HD : https://youtu.be/-UPZ3L_MMJ0
Super Stardust VR : https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Kc6XyfJwBbQ
Get Fresh TV show : https://youtu.be/LYyBi2Bgfvg
Kingy is joined by 3 fantastic guests in this fascinating topic of text adventures; back to an era when flashy graphics meant nothing, but good writing was everything.
Mark Hardisty, curator of Classic Adventurer magazine
Tim Gilberts - owner of Gilsoft and the genius behind The Quill, Illustrator and PAW
Stefan Vogt - a modern day text adventure author.
Classic Adventurer http://classicadventurer.co.uk/
A Gremlin in the Works - https://www.bitmapbooks.co.uk/products/a-gremlin-in-the-works
Gilsoft adventure systems kindly written in Stefan's Blog -
Stefan's text adventure games - https://8bitgames.itch.io/
In this episode, Professor Will Brooker makes his return visit and chats with Kingy, the oddity that is/was British Gaming. They discuss the obscure British references during the 8-bit era; a time when international sales was but a pipe dream.
Join the guys as they take a stroll down suburbia and chat about working class depictions in games.
The ZX Spectrum Experience Trailer - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Cp5NLOIuJRk
Klass of 99 - Skooldaze sequel
Games that Weren't
We thought in these strange times, we would look for our listeners how to Netplay, in other words playing classic retro machines remotely.
To add to the fun, Kingy and Drisky decided to have a competition of some versus games on the Mega Drive and 32X virtually, where the very honour of our retro gaming crown and our respective countries were at stake.
Kingy and Drisky dive back into the wonderful world of magazine cover tapes and disks on the Amiga and Spectrum.
Cor Blimey! Howz-about a free exclusive book to accompany show for every listener!!! ... https://archive.org/details/rgdscovertapewars_202004/mode/2up
Talk about generous!!!
At last, and back my popular demand, the team return to the epic battle-fest that is Best Game of 1987.
The lads argued, fought and whittled the list down to a whopping 25 games and then argue their case for their own personal top 5. Which game will be crowned the top game of this year.
Join Drisky, Kingy, Ric and Garron as they try their best to entertain you in such a difficult time we are globally living in. Please note that many references made in this episode were recorded prior to the lockdown in which we are all currently living under.
Be safe everyone, we will make it through this.
Games features in this episode:
1943: BATTLE FOR MIDWAY
AUF WIEDERSEHEN MONTY
HEAD OVER HEELS
LEISURE SUIT LARRY
WARDNER (PYROS in USA)
WONDER BOY IN MONSTER LAND
Blast Annual Kickstarter - https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1863593401/blast-annual-2020-volume-1-multi-platform-retro-game-book
Head over Heels remake - https://store.steampowered.com/app/1134050/Head_Over_Heels/
Monster Max - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5Ga1rmuNjMA
Drisky and Kingy return with volume 2 and continue on their journey of rare arcade game discovery. This time, the lads go through Drisky's chosen list.
Games featured in this episode are:
Super Side Kicks
The kings of retro fighters RetroRic, Matt Lambourne and Matt Aguilera revisit the gory age of the early games of the Mortal Kombat franchise. MK1, MK2, MK3, UMK3 and MK Trilogy.
Talking fatalities, controversies, secrets, censorship, the impact of the franchise and its lasting legacy within the vs fighting scene.
Mortal Kombat II Unlimited
Horizontal Shooter : P-47
Fighter : The Main Event
Platformer : Magic Crystals
Racer : World Rally
Vertical Shooter : Change Air Blade
Beat 'em Up : Knuckle Bash
Sport : Squash (Gaelco)
Puzzle : Puzz Loop
Join Garron and Drisky as they take you through some classic Amiga Shooters.
The Games covered:
Battle Squadron Video
Battle Squadron Manual
Blood Money Video
Blood Money Manual
Project X: Special Edition:
Project X : SE Video
Project X: SE Manual
Project X Original Manual
Disposable Hero Video
Disposable Hero Manual
This is a great episode and we can't wait to hear from you your favourite Amiga shooters.
Join Kingy and Ric in this epic episode where the lads share their memories and chosen games in this exciting 8-bit era. They mainly focus on the micro-computers of this period; if Commodore, Sinclair, Atari, Acorn and Amstrad floats your boat, then this is the episode for you. Expect gaming anecdotes, the bad humming of tunes and camaraderie driven banter.
Combat Hack Red vs Blue
Nifty Lifty remake
Mario Dream cast Hack
Citadel Randomizer mod
BBC Emulation website
Lord of the Rings cartoon trailer
Get Dexter comic strip
Sid vs Pokey
Atari 800 XL Emulator
Alley Cat Remeow
Join Drisky, Garron, Ric, Jon and Kingy as they drunkenly celebrate the year end and reflect over all the previous decades of gaming.
Warning: This episode contains alcohol misuse, swearing and other type of content not suitable for all. You have been warned.
We'd like to thank our of our listeners for making 2009 great and we shall see you all in 2020.
In celebration of the new Star Wars film, ending of a Saga, join Drisky and Kingy as they chat about some of the lesser known Star Wars Games out there, that we love and all mixed in with two big hitters that are our favourites.
Don't forget Drisky wrote the book on Star Wars Video Games (literally) way in his time at Retro Asylum, so have a read with this free pdf book that covers every Star Wars game ever made (up to 2014 when it was written)...
its a great read and perfect accompaniment to the show.
Star Wars - Attack on the Death Star (X68000) : [Vid Link]
Star Wars (Game Gear) : [Vid Link]
Star Wars Dark Forces (PC) : [Vid Link]
Rogue Squadron 2 : Rogue Leader (Game Cube) : [Vid Link]
As always we would love to hear your thoughts and opinions so please reach out to @RGDSPodcast on Twitter or on Facebook [Vid Link] we would love to hear.
Join Drisky and Kingy as they chat about the very much underrated Atari 7800. Could it have been the dominant console if it were released when planned? There are some real gems of games on this system, so join the lads as they wax lyrical about them.
Paul Davies' book - Florin's Zx Spectrum Haul of Games - https://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B07ZZGDDXX/ref=dp-kindle-redirect?_encoding=UTF8&btkr=1
Blast Annual 2020
Baggers in Space
Pro System 7800 Emulator
Paul's Games X scans
The 20th of October saw the RGDS team make their annual pilgrimage to Arcade Club in Bury. Join Drisky and Kingy as they chat about the weekend and go over their choices of "games of the weekend".
Apologies for the distortion in my mic, I hadn't noticed the gain had been knocked up. (Kingy)
Kingy's video interviewing the RGDS team at Arcade Club
Will Brooker's successful ZX Spectrum documentary Kickstarter
Drisky's MAME config
Arcade Sidekick App
Join Matt, Aaron and Garron as they talk about their Dreamcast journey, as the console now hits 20 in the PAL region.
We chat about made this short lived console so great, some of our favourite games and its legacy.
Join the team as they talk about the first entry to the 6th generation of consoles.
Matt has shared his awesome Apple Music Crazy Taxi playlist
Mike Phelan over at the fantastic Dreamcast Junkyard produced this great guide to all of the Dreamcast releases.
Drisky and Kingy take you through some classic Sega games that appeared on Sega 3D Classics Collection on the 3DS by M2. Don't worry if you don't have a 3DS as really its an excuse (as if we needed one) to talk through some great Sega retro classics.
3D VR NES emulator
Kingy guesting on Arcade Perfect chatting about Power Drift
Super Bub on Net Yaroze
You can grab it here:-
Sega 3d Fukkoku Archives